BlackBerry 10 L-series phone size compared to iPhone 5

BlackBerry 10 L-series phone size compared to iPhone 5
You still remember what a BlackBerry L-series device is, right? It's supposed to be a BlackBerry 10 handset of the full-touchscreen type, instead of one with a physical QWERTY keyboard (yes, RIM is still planning to produce those). We've seen a few leaks of such an L-series device and we've mostly liked its prototype design. Now, we get to see a size comparison between it and the iPhone 5, as a brave individual has decided to the right thing and share this picture with the world.

Interestingly, it turns out the BlackBerry handset isn't much bigger than the iPhone 5. What makes this interesting is that few smartphones nowadays aren't bigger than an iPhone. Anyways, the L phone is expected to pack a slightly larger screen, but we shouldn't forget that this handset is yer to become official. And considering that RIM has scheduled the official introduction of BB 10 for January, with devices probably coming even later, a lot of things about this handset might change until then. It may even be just a prototype that will never get mass-produced. All of this remains to be seen. Until then, we get the idea that it isn't RIM's intention to attack users with giant touchscreens.

via: CrackBerry



1. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

That's an awkward place to put the USB port

6. wendygarett unregistered

It is designed for right hand user... iphone is for left lol

12. Aeires unregistered

Or a docking station.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Is that a toy I'm seeing beside the bb10 L?

16. gregoryyy3 unregistered

omg like you're so funny and original...

3. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Size comparison is not accurate. the iPhone seemed to be as large as the BB10 Phone... that's because the iPhone has a white silicon casing/bumper on it, making it seemed larger! the BB10 device is larger...

5. wendygarett unregistered

yeah for what I see, bb10 is 10mm longer and 8mm wider IMO

4. wendygarett unregistered

"Interestingly, it turns out the BlackBerry handset isn't much bigger than the iPhone 5" Darn it RIM!!! Why don't you release it in the 1st place!!! Now I'm totally regret for getting the iphone 5 :( I really wanna a nice phone which reasonable enough for me to hold in one hand

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

its almost same in size, but you'll get bigger screen and the you ruled your phone! BlackBeery 10 is an awesome platform for all!

7. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Looks a lot like the iphone 5... Hmmm... I smell a law suit from Apple coming on this one. It really looks good though, i mean proportionally wise. (iphone5 stretched but not widen)

14. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

you mean a lawsuit because the BB phone has a rectangular shape with rounded corners? or because it has a touch-screen? or because it looks almost the same that will probably confuse the consumer? Damn, I don't know how these companies manage to survive with apple suing everyone for everything.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

There's not gonna be a lawsuit. Apple only sues companies that sell lots of phones.

8. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

i like it.. sleek design and an edge to edge all black display.. probably 4.3 inches

10. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Edge to edge? There is a HUGE Blackberry logo on the bottom...

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Its practically edge to edge on the left and right sides. And the bezels on the top and bottom are smaller than the Iphone. This has a 4.5 inch screen on a marginally bigger overall footprint, so quite a good amount of the phone is screen real estate.

9. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

I'm really curious to see how well these new BlackBerry handsets blend-in and/or hold up to such stiff competition from other companies such as Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, etc. Though, there's one thing that I can say, for sure: RIM does not have it easy.

11. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I am quietly confident that the last thing RIM will ever do is put out a device that looks anything like an iphone. A pre-production model for a laugh possibly but not the real thing. In the styling department my 9860 makes an i5 look like a prep 5 glue and paste effort.

13. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

i don't like Blackberry, but the device looks nicer than the iPhone5 ;)

18. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it makes the iPhone's homescreen silly! haha!! i love to have these device! but yeah! the port is kinda odd! and not that good-looking BB device! i like the look of torch 9860! sleek and sexy! :) but anyways, it still looks good! and have bigger screen (it is said to have 4.3") but still same size of the iPhone!! #BlackBerry10Believe

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